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Why Teens Need Their REM Sleep


REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is important for everyone, but in teens it is essential because their minds and bodies are still developing. REM sleep affects our moods, health, and learning (cognitive) abilities.

Most teens do not get the right amount of REM sleep due to the fact teens’ sleep cycles are different from adults and children. Teens struggle to fall asleep at night simply because their bodies prefer sleeping in the afternoon and evening rather than at night.

Teens are equally surprised to discover they should be getting between eight and ten hours of sleep each night. To learn more about REM sleep, along with some interesting facts and how it can affect teens, we invite you to continue reading and reviewing the following infographic.

Afterward, if you have further questions about REM sleep or need help addressing problems with insomnia, sleep deprivation, and related sleep disorders, please feel free to contact Crystal Run Healthcare to schedule an appointment with one of our sleep specialist doctors in New York.

Why Teens Need Their REM Sleep Infographic